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Old 05-14-2015, 11:08 AM   #1
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Atwood Water Heater Substitute

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I have an Atwood G6A-7 water heater that has a blown tank (forgot to drain it before leaving Florida in Feb ). A full replacement is ~$575 where I live in Canada (much cheaper in the US, but tough to get it here and will work out to about the same amount by the time I throw in shipping and customs charges).

Just wondering if anyone has replaced that model with another brand or type of heater that may be lower cost? I am planning on trading in the trailer in the next year so want to keep it low cost.

It is a Jayco 1007 pop-up...
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Old 05-14-2015, 11:23 AM   #2
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Take out the tank and have it welded by a certified tank specialist. And otherwise just order the tank from Atwood.
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if you can take it out and have I tig welded. You could look at one of the small electric only tankless water heaters, good only with electric, but they take up very little room.
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Got the tank removed and took it in for an estimate at a local welding shop - quote was for 3 hrs and $250...can buy just the tank for $289 from a local RV shop.
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Must include lunch and coffee breaks the 3 hours; I would go for a second estimate at @ welding shop. Or buy the new tank from the local RV Shop
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I ordered a new tank...might even have it tomorrow. Thanks for the feedback...
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Old 05-14-2015, 06:48 PM   #7
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Had a similar experience with the used RV I just bought see attached pic The old atwood was the pilot type replaced it with a DSI heater cost was $325
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